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by Vault Law Editors | June 25, 2020


Every summer, law firms around the U.S. roll out impressive summer associate programs, packed with work assignments, training, and often-lavish events. The summer program is a valuable recruiting tool and the main source from which firms recruit entry-level associates. Not to mention, the programs are often exceptionally fun and allow summer associates and lawyers to bond and network. In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, however, many law firms have had to reshape their summer programs to become completely remote, while still immersing summer associates in the culture.


Vault sat down with Andrea Basham and Paul Tiger of Freshfields to explore what their firm's virtual summer associate program looks like this year—including which factors informed the firm's planning, how the firm will handle networking, and what kinds of virtual events the firm will host. Click here to watch Vault's video interview with Freshfields.


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